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In her recent revelations, former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley showed her desire to use President Trump's popularity to help herself politically, infers John Cassidy of The New Yorker. She used the story that John Kelly and Rex Tillerson allegedly sought to undermine the US president to make herself look good. Ultimately, Haley is validating the president's often dangerous behavior. This is a pattern often seen among Republicans, who have ignored Trump's misdeeds to increase their own influence. Tillerson and Kelly rightly took issue with the president's actions and sought to minimize the damage. With her recent statements, Haley is trying to help no one but herself.

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Nikki Haley rightly pointed out a major threat to American democracy: White House insiders undermining the US president, holds Douglas Mackinnon of The Hill. The fact that Rex Tillerson and John Kelly sought to hamper President Trump's policies is an insult to the people that voted for him to run their country. Haley was right to reveal this behavior as it shows dangerous trends in Washington DC that allow personal opinions to affect the way the country is run. That is not how democracy is supposed to work, neither with Republicans, nor Democrats in power. Preventing the elected leader of the country from doing their job is in no one's interest.

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